Saving a life is more important than saving time.
On September 2, Tony Lampkin swerved to avoid a car that had stopped unexpectedly at a traffic signal on an outbound Eisenhower Expressway ramp, he testified.
But according to Anarbol Avalos—the driver of the stopped car—the light turned red, so he stopped. He noted that Lampkin was driving too fast and tried to cut around Avalos' vehicle.
Rude drivers on the Eisenhower? Color us shocked.
When Lampkin went around Avalos' stopped car, not only did he hit the car, but he also ran over the traffic signal and hit Ochoa, both Avalos and Ochoa said in court.
Fortunately, Ochoa only suffered minor injuries.
Lampkin was found guilty of reckless driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, reports the Sun-Times.
The judge, saying Lampkin needed "a refresher course in driving," ordered him to attend eight hours of traffic school and pay a $500 fine.
Remember folks, it's the expressway, not the Autobahn.